I read Abdul's fine post....good post Abdul. I didn't want to hijack his thread so I respectively made a new one. Why does the media think it has the right to create the talking point for this war? The talking point being that Israel's response has been very huge compared to the act of kidnapping a soldier. I think that's a bunch of crap and it reeks of making Israel out to be the aggressor when they are not. 1: Lebanon by U.N. order was supposed to disband Hezbollah. 2: Lebanon is in danger of becoming Hezbollanon...yes...which in effect would mean that Iran would control a 2nd country in addition to Syria. 3: Hezbollah has entrenched itself along the entire border...under the watchfull eye of the U.N. no less that order them to be disbanded. 4: Innocent Israeli's coiuld go on suffering from rocket attacks forever without this desperate move. I could make this list longer and of course Israel is killing innocent people. But the people are dying because Hezbollah puts them out front for cover. The media has no business deciding the talking point of a war far more serious than creating discussion to sell papers and advertising. Also...as I said to an elderly veteran today. 1 group fights in disguise using innocent people as shields. 1 group sends a very small force...1 man fighting like 10 to be respectfull of the world and they fight brave with their face showing their tired, anguished, and faces of many years of fustration. So why does the media put the brave face on the cowards? Why does the media think it is they who decides what this war is? Whatever happened to reporting...does anyone report anymore? This war is not a game of talking points...it's a war of innocent people dying because the cowards know they are slaying the Mighty Sampson with the medias help...the media is messing up this world...the media will eventually cause it's destruction.